My Love Language Is Gift Giving—These Galentine’s Day Buys Are It

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Being in a long-term relationship has shifted my perspective on romantic holidays. Instead of lavish, expensive, and elaborate gifts, my partner and I have perfected the art of sweet, small, and thoughtful presents after knowing each other for nearly a decade. While gourmet chocolates and abstractly arranged flowers on Valentine’s Day may not cut it for us, I always like to put a bit more thoughtfulness into gestures around V-Day, especially when it comes to celebrating all the love I have for the women in my life. 

Galentine’s Day—typically celebrated on February 13—may be my favorite holiday of the year. Not only is it an excuse to dress up with your closest friends, but it’s also a time to exchange gossip (and gifts!) over a glass of wine in pajamas. For the last few years, I’ve hosted a Galentine’s Day dinner party for my friend group, and frankly, I think I got the gift-giving part down pat.

Below, shop all the low-cost, high-joy trinkets, treasures, and thoughtful gestures to give to your pals on Galentine’s Day this year. From luxury tea kettles to Pinterest-worthy candles and cozy sweaters, there’s something on this list for everyone. 

Chunky jewelry is always a crowd-pleaser.

Wine glasses paired with a bottle of Meiomi Pinot Noir (my favorite of all time) sound like joy to me.

Remind your besties of your eternal love for them with these flowers that last more than a year.

A strawberry sweater makes life better.

For the friend who wants to be transported somewhere hot and tropical this winter without leaving the couch. 

For the friend who somehow, someway is always losing their gold hoop earrings.

For the friend who loves nothing more than to channel ’90s fashion legends.

Your friend’s Pinterest board will thank you for this pick.

Fill the first page with a sweet, handwritten note to your bestie about how proud you are of them.

This one is self-explanatory.

Notes of açai, coconut, banana, vanilla, and mandarin make this a dreamy pick. 

Emma Chamberlain fans, rise up.

This knit Ganni beanie is quite festive.

Everyone in your life needs a pair of Oxfords.

A bougie bottle of hand soap may be the best gift of all.

Balletcore is being taken to new heights.

I tried and tested this TikTok-viral Rare Beauty blush, and I wasn’t disappointed.

It’s a lemon! It’s a candle! What’s not to like?

For friends who love sharing tea. Literally.

This Galentine’s Day gift is a double wammy for your chic best friend who’s birthday also happens in February.

This pastel-pink sweater is so cozy.

This laptop case is so cute.

I’m a born-again belt-bag convert.

For the friend who swears this is the year they’re going to get off social media and “live in the moment.”

Give the gift of self-care this Galentine’s Day.

For the friend who loves having their nails done but doesn’t have time to sit in a salon chair every week.

You can’t go wrong with a cashmere cardigan for that extra-special person in your life—best friends included!

Beyond festive.

Remind your pals they’re going to be making boss moves this year.

Next, 55 Non-Cheesy Valentine’s Day Jewelry Finds for Your Fashionable Lover

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